One of the nice things about living in the southeastern region of the United States is that we can grow an assortment of vegetables year round. As you can see, I’ve cleaned out the raised beds that were planted with our spring garden vegetables. So now it’s time to get ready for the fall.
Trying to grow new things is always fun. Back in the spring, Jane found some seeds for white pumpkins in Johnny’s Selected Seeds catalog. So I figured what the heck. Let’s see if we can grow these white pumpkins. If we’re successful, I’m sure Jane will find plenty of decorating uses for them in the fall.
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These are the 3 different varieties that we ordered. I attempted to grow pumpkins a few years ago but in retrospect, I had planted them too early in the spring and they rotted on the vine in the summer heat of July and August. You live and learn.
Let the planting begin! First and foremost is preparing the soil for the pumpkin patch for planting.
This all natural fertilizer is worth it, though, and it’s FREE!
I spread it generously. This is the same area in the spring we planted our early peas. You know, peas famously restore the soil with nitrogen. The mix of the nitrogen and the homemade compost should give us an abundant harvest of pumpkins. We’ll see!
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